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steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 26, 2014 - 03:04pm PT
Credit: steveA
JimT

climber
Munich
Jan 27, 2014 - 02:40am PT
why the step down to 1" diameter for the connections jim?

To restrict the flow, stainless is a poor conductor so we use bigger tube to get enough surface area but need to restrict the flow into each tube (there are 16 of them) so they are equally supplied. The taps at the top are so we can balance the whole system to get the heat even around the tank.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jan 27, 2014 - 08:01am PT
it is great to know all of you
through your work.

so varied our we in our interpretations of this passage,
and the expressions shared thru the creation medium of
building well magnify the beautiful idiosyncrasies that
each of us beholds.

thanks for sharing.

stevea, your wife is a lucky gal to have a hubby who puts together
extraordinary craftsmanship, artistic flair, and supreme functionality
as displayed in the stellar chest. the moths'll be pissed when they fail to party in the woolen wares stored there.

sierra ledge rat, your's is a handsome, well crafted and nostalgic scabbord.

brandon you are hard-core: steel-like skin though soft on the inside (as suggested by your love threads.) when god was assigning blessings, i was at a dead show to0 high to stand up. i'm happy to know that you picked up the slack.

pagan is super techy. my hat's off to you, sir.

jim you study fluid dynamics too? oh man, thermodynamics killed me on the eit test. hate that shite but i admire those whom grasp and then master application of that science.

squishy im a big fan of bernouli, too!

rsin that's a bitchen story about the flying plywood and other jobsite antics. wind is an incredible force. i build commercial formwork for a living, and sometimes we erect 20' tall wall panels. the wind always keeps me honest with my anchors.

on and on i could go with the accolades, but for now i've got to go build the children some healthy lunches.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 27, 2014 - 11:05am PT
SLR, love the swords! Too bad you didn't get to girth those up on yer dress whites, eh?

SteveA, beautiful chest, really beautiful.

Brandon, yer an animal.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 27, 2014 - 11:11am PT
Brandon....c-o-l-d.....what a project, though....
Steve...that is BEAUTIFUL! Lucky wife....and I'm sure not just because of the furniture
What "bios" does that thing digest?
PMB....LOVE electronics....stealth little sensors there!

Susan
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Jan 27, 2014 - 11:33am PT
A 16x46 pergola...

Credit: Russ Walling

Credit: Russ Walling
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 27, 2014 - 11:34am PT
^^^^ In Norway they'd call that a cod-drying rack.
But it is a very nice cod-drying rack.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Jan 27, 2014 - 11:40am PT
^^^^ In Norway they'd call that a cod-drying rack.
But it is a very nice cod-drying rack.

I used the plans for building an "orca" drying rack. You can get it from the BlackFish site.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 27, 2014 - 12:57pm PT
Does that mean Cash On Delivery...?
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Jan 27, 2014 - 01:51pm PT
We wanted it to be high and not claustrophobic so it is tied into the roof with some metal "sleds" that are lagged into the existing rafters right through the roof. Drop the matching angle pergola rafters into the sleds and bolt them in. It ought to hold up.... It helps that the roof is new, since it will be some trouble to re-roof in the future. Not a huge deal, but a little extra work for sure when that time comes.

I guess it all depends on how high your fascia is as to where the normal tie in might be. Lots of joist hangers right on the front of the fascia is pretty standard, as is a ledger board underneath. Out here on the sand, we see it all...
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 27, 2014 - 01:58pm PT
When's the building inspector showing up?
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Jan 27, 2014 - 02:02pm PT
^^^^^

I am the building inspector.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 27, 2014 - 02:31pm PT
Are your pergola column anchors all the same, and what did you use?

I see that one is in a new concrete footing, but I'm assuming the ones on the existing slab are just bolted to the slab?
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 27, 2014 - 05:48pm PT
Well, hell.

I'm asking for advice.

How do you tie together the cap on an octagonal wooden roof when it ends in a cupola, at a single point?

The shingles for the cap need to intersect.

Do I let one run proud and cut the other to match? What about the change of plane when the coursing of shingles ends right at the peak?

It's within my grasp, and I'll figure it out, but if someone has a good way to do it you'd be doing me a huge favor in telling me.

Also, there will be five inches of lead descending from the peak, so those five inches are invisible.

I've currently got ten inches to the weather.

If it helps I've got photos.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 27, 2014 - 06:49pm PT
Brandon, when I built my timber-framed mini-monument to Brunelleschi I had the same problem which I had to solve with metal straps over the top. Not pretty but between you, me, and the shingles nobody knows.

Oh, and don't be bragging about yer ten inches on this thread cause we ain't impressed here.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 27, 2014 - 08:00pm PT
You strapped the top course to flex it to the contour of the peak?

I'm not willing to do that, but it's a good idea.

I'm really at a loss. I might fir out the peak with appropriately dimensioned shakes, just to give myself positive nailing, but it might mess up the look. Not sure.

Time constraints make this project stressful. I'm the new guy and I'm in the lead on the job. Gotta make it work one way or another.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 27, 2014 - 08:12pm PT
I might have misunderstood you. This was my problem...
I was able to cut tenons and mortises but no way to secure them.
Credit: Reilly

My momma gonna be happy when she gets home tonight, the handrail is done
but for plugging and oiling...
Credit: Reilly

Did I mention I love chiseling mortises? This railing ain't gonna budge.
Credit: Reilly
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Jan 27, 2014 - 08:28pm PT
Brandon, just keep on planing those shakes Man!

Seriously keep working up but you'll get to a point where everything wants to overlap at the very top. This is the tricky bit.
Plane your last course (or 2) so they meet edge to edge but don't overlap. Also, make adjustment so this last course is just barely under the edge of the metal.
Should take care of it.

Got pix?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 27, 2014 - 08:34pm PT
I had that problem too but I made a one piece copper cap that I just stuck
on with silicone. I'm all about easy. Okay, the one piece copper cap
wasn't real easy but it is way waterproof and looks good. You could make one
in a few hours if you can find sheet copper. Just make a paper origami
model, fold 'er up and solder away.

Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Jan 27, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
Are your pergola column anchors all the same, and what did you use?

I see that one is in a new concrete footing, but I'm assuming the ones on the existing slab are just bolted to the slab?

Pretty much all the same... those swanky ones from Simpson.. Stimson... Jimson....??? We used 4 x 6 uprights uh coz they are cheap compared to the 6 x 6 rigs.

They bolt to the slab flush with 1/2" bolts and the new concrete one has a low hanging cage that you can tie some bar into if you want and sink it into the new pier. Easy peasy.
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